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 Par Parks ks & Recreation 2021-2022 PROGRAM GUIDE

For People of All Ages

Creating Community Through People, Parks and Programs Parks • Recreation • Cemetery • Forestry • Aquatics Trails • Open Space and Parks (TOP Program) www.bozeman.net/Recreation • 406-582-2290


Table of Contents NUTS AND BOLTS...3 STAFF AND BOARD MEMBERS...4 AQUATICS...6 PICKIN’ IN THE PARK...12 ACTIVE AGING PROGRAMS...13 ADULT PROGRAMS...14 FUN FOR FAMILIES...16 AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS...18 SCHOOL’S OUT EXPLORE! CAMPS...20 PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS...22 ICE-SKATING LESSONS...24 BOZEMAN BEACON PARK...26 AWARENESS CLASSES...27 RENTAL FACILITY FEES...28 PARKS & RECREATIONAL FACILITIES...30

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Nuts and Bolts

The City of Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of classes, activities and events for people of all ages regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability. Please see individual sections and program listings for age-specific guidelines, policies and accessibility.

Fees are listed with each individual class or event throughout the guide. Please note: Scholarships are available to city of Bozeman residents ages 18 and under. Please call 406-582-2290 for more information. HOW TO REGISTER

• Online at bozeman.net/recreation • By phone at 406-582-2290 EPACT

• ePACT is a secure emergency network that we use to collect medical and emergency contact information electronically. ePACT replaces paper forms and ensures we have a way to communicate with you in the event of an illness, injury or larger-scale emergency. More information will be provided upon program registration. If you would like to speak with ePACT’s customer success team, contact help@epactnetwork.com or call 1-588-773-1228 ext. 1. PAYMENT

• Online via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

• In person via cash, check (payable to the City of Bozeman) or credit card • By phone via credit card

PROGRAM CANCELLATION POLICY

• Refunds for cancellations will not be given unless injury or illness prevents participation. • If you need to cancel out of a program, a cancellation request must be made 10 days before the start of the program to receive a credit on your Parks and Recreation Department account. Credits can be used toward future programs.

WEATHER CANCELLATIONS

In the event of inclement weather: • E  very attempt will be made to hold classes as scheduled, keeping safety as the top priority. • Prior to class, call 406-582-2290 or visit our Facebook page to check the status. • A  t the program site, Parks and Recreation Department staff will make cancellation decisions as needed. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

• Preregistration is required for most programs and events. • Participants must be the required age by the first day of the program. • Siblings may only participate if they are the required age and are registered for the program. THINGS TO NOTE

• Our programs fill quickly. • Payment is due at registration. • If you are unable to register due to full enrollment, you may request to be put on a waiting list and no fee will be charged until registration is confirmed. You will be notified by phone if you are on a waiting list and a spot has opened. PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

• Office 406-582-2290 • Story Mill Community Center, 600 Bridger Dr. • Please call our office for facility and park pavilion reservations, program registration and general questions and/or comments about our department. • Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed noon-1 p.m.

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Parks & Recreation

Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality service, facilities and programs possible. DIRECTOR

MITCH OVERTON, PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR 406-582-3222 MOVERTON@BOZEMAN.NET BEALL PARK RECREATION CENTER 415 N. BOZEMAN AVE.

KELLEY JAZDZEWSKI, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

406-582-2906 KJAZDZEWSKI@BOZEMAN.NET BEALL PARK RECREATION CENTER 415 N. BOZEMAN AVE.

RECREATION DIVISION

JAMIE SAITTA, RECREATION MANAGER 406-582-2291 JSAITTA@BOZEMAN.NET BEALL PARK RECREATION CENTER 415 N. BOZEMAN AVE.

DONALD ULRICH GARY FOX

406-582-2907 EHILL@BOZEMAN.NET BOZEMAN SWIM CENTER 1211 W. MAIN ST. BOGERT POOL 325 S. CHURCH AVE. 406-582-0806

FORESTRY DIVISION

ALEX NORDQUEST, CITY FORESTER 406-582-3225 ANORDQUEST@BOZEMAN.NET VEHICLE MAINTENANCE BUILDING 1812 N. ROUSE AVE.

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MELANIE CUTIETTA

TOMMY BASS ANGIE KOCIOLEK KENDRA PIEDALUE

THOM WHITE, PARKS & CEMETERY SUPERINTENDENT

406-582-2908 AJADIN@BOZEMAN.NET BEALL PARK RECREATION CENTER 415 N. BOZEMAN AVE.

JACOB HOLMES

JODI RASKER

PARKS AND CEMETERY DIVISIONS

JADIN, PARKS PLANNER AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

BOARD MEMBERS ANDREW MOREHOUSE

ELIZABETH HILL, AQUATICS MANAGER

ADDI

The Recreation and Parks Advisory Board makes recommendations regarding parks and recreation policies. Input from the community is encouraged and welcomed. The Recreation and Parks Advisory Board meets the second Thursday of each month.

KATIE BILLS WALSH, CHAIR                                   

AQUATICS DIVISION

406-582-3224 TWHITE@BOZEMAN.NET BEALL PARK RECREATION CENTER 415 N. BOZEMAN AVE.

RECREATION & PARKS ADVISORY BOARD

SAMUEL WILLIAMS MAYOR ANDRUS, CITY COMMISSION LIAISON

CITY OF BOZEMAN MAYOR AND COMMISSION CYNTHIA ANDRUS, MAYOR TERRY CUNNINGHAM, DEPUTY MAYOR JENNIFER MADGIC, COMMISSIONER I-HO POMEROY, COMMISSIONER CHRISTOPHER COBURN, COMMISSIONER

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MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

VOTE NOV. 2

WWW.BOZEMAN.NET FIRE STATION 2 BOND • Built in 1974, the 4,000 sq. ft. Bozeman Fire Station 2 (located at 410 S. 19th) was once at the edge of our city limits.

• Our community has grown from 18,000 residents to over 50,000, with the city limit boundaries expanding to the south as well. • The new 12,000 sq. ft. station would be built on the Montana State University campus next to the MSU police department. • The proposed relocation is part of the City’s Fire Protection Master Plan and an action to improve response times to our rapidly growing community.

FACILITIES RENOVATION BOND

• Dedicated funding for improvements to Bogert Pool, Bozeman Swim Center, and Lindley Center.

• All three facilities require needed repairs and upgrades to meet the needs of our growing community.

COMMUNITY HOUSING LEVY

Provides the City of Bozeman with dedicated funding to develop and support attainable housing for the Bozeman community.

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Paid for by the City of Bozeman, Kristin Donald, Treasurer, PO Box 1230, Bozeman, MT 59771

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Aquatics

Swim Center General Information and Events

Bozeman Swim Center

Location: 1211 W. Main St. Contact: 406-582-2294

The Bozeman Swim Center is a 50-meter, 8-lane indoor aquatic facility that is open year-round. From mid-August to mid-March it is divided into a 25-yard pool and a 25-meter pool. The crystal-clear water is kept at 82 degrees. Our spacious pool is outfitted with life jackets, recreation toys and water fitness equipment to offer a variety of aquatic activities to the Bozeman community. The aquatic center hosts a variety of events throughout the year (posted at the facility and on our website). Swim Center programs include Water Fitness, Lap Swimming, Recreation Swimming and Open Boating. Closures for events and maintenance are posted at the facility, on the website and on our Facebook page, or give us a call. Montana Health Code: Non-swimmers and children under the age of 14 shall not use the pool without a responsible adult (18 years or older) in attendance.

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Pool Admission DAILY ADMISSION FOR RESIDENTS:

DAILY GENERAL ADMISSION:

Infants, 2 years and under: Free

Infants, 2 years and under: Free

Youth, ages 3-18 years: $3 Adults, ages 19-59 years: $4 Seniors, ages 60-plus years: $3 Friday Family Swim: $10/family

Youth, ages 3-18 years: $4 Adults, ages 19-59 years: $5 Seniors, ages 60-plus years: $4 Friday Family Swim: $14/family

PUNCH CARDS 12 swims for the price of 10 Resident Rate: $40 adult; $30 for youth/senior General Punch Card Rate: $50 adult; $40 youth/senior Punch Cards are interchangeable and do not expire

Swim Passes for City of Bozeman Residents 1 Month

3 Months

6 Months

1 Year

Youth (3-18)

$30

$72

$108

$161

Senior (60+)

$30

$72

$108

$161

Adult (19-59)

$40

$96

$144

$214

$192

$288

$428

Family

Swim Passes for Nonresidents 1 Month

3 Months

6 Months

1 Year

Youth (3-18)

$42

$101

$151

$225

Senior (60+)

$42

$101

$151

$225

Adult (19-59)

$56

$134

$201

$300

$268

$403

$600

Family

Passes and punch cards have a 10-day grace period. No refunds will be issued after 10 days.

City of Bozeman residents, to ensure you receive the resident rate for daily admission, punch cards and passes, please provide a current City of Bozeman utility bill to verify your residency within the city limits.

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Aquatics cont. Lesson Fees: City of Bozeman Residents $25 Nonresidents $35

Parent-Tot/Angelfish: For youth ages 6 months through 3 years and a parent or two. Have fun learning how to prepare your child for a lifetime of swimming. Parents will be in the water with their child playing fun games and learning proper holding techniques. A MT Health Codeapproved swim diaper is required. Preschool/Clownfish: For children ages 3 to 4 who can be in a class without needing a parent in the water. Youth Lessons: For ages 5 and up. Classes are divided based on ability. Please follow the flowchart to determine the best level of class for your swimmer; swimmers must be able to complete all certification requirements to move to the next level. Level 6 – Orca Lifeguard Preparation and Swim Workout: This new program is geared toward improving endurance and technique with all strokes. Swimmers will also be introduced to basic lifeguarding skills and equipment. Please note that swim lesson instructors may transfer students to a different level after assessing their ability.

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Weekday Swim Lessons SESSION 1: SEPTEMBER 14-23 LEVEL

TIME

DAY

AGES

CLOWNFISH - PRESCHOOL

9:45-10:15 a.m.

T/TH

3 and 4

MARLINS - LEVEL 1

10:20-10:50 a.m.

T/TH

5 and Up

LEVEL

TIME

DAY

AGES

CLOWNFISH - PRESCHOOL

9:45-10:15 a.m.

T/TH

3 and 4

MARLINS - LEVEL 1

10:20-10:50 a.m.

T/TH

5 and Up

LEVEL

TIME

DAY

AGES

CLOWNFISH - PRESCHOOL

9:45-10:15 a.m.

T/TH

3 and 4

MARLINS - LEVEL 1

10:20-10:50 a.m.

T/TH

5 and Up

SESSION 2: SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 7

SESSION 3: JANUARY 11-20

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Saturday Swim Lessons SESSION 1: OCTOBER 2-23 LEVEL

TIME

DAY

AGES

WHALES - LEVEL 3

9:45-10:15 a.m.

Saturday

6 and Up

DOLPHINS - LEVEL 2

10:20-10:50 a.m.

Saturday

5 and Up

MARLINS - LEVEL 1

10:55-11:25 a.m.

Saturday

5 and Up

CLOWNFISH - PRESCHOOL

11:30 a.m.-noon

Saturday

3 and 4

LEVEL

TIME

DAY

AGES

WHALES - LEVEL 3

9:45-10:15 a.m.

Saturday

6 and Up

DOLPHINS - LEVEL 2

10:20-10:50 a.m.

Saturday

5 and Up

MARLINS - LEVEL 1

10:55-11:25 a.m.

Saturday

3 and 4

CLOWNFISH - PRESCHOOL

11:30 a.m.-noon

Saturday

3 and 4

LEVEL

TIME

DAY

AGES

HAMMERHEAD - LEVEL 4

9:45-10:15 a.m.

Saturday

6 and Up

DOLPHINS - LEVEL 2

10:20-10:50 a.m.

Saturday

5 and Up

MARLINS - LEVEL 1

10:55-11:25 a.m.

Saturday

5 and Up

CLOWNFISH - PRESCHOOL

11:30 a.m.-noon

Saturday

3 and 4

SESSION 2: OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 20

SESSION 3: JANUARY 22-FEBRUARY 12

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Which swim lesson? IS RIGHT FOR MY CHILD? Is your child 3-4 years old?

NO

BEGIN HERE: Is your child 5 years old or older?

Try our Parent/ Child lessons

NO

(ANGELFISH) for children ages 3 and under. (Adult participation is required)

YE

S CLOWN FISH

YES

BLUE

SPINNER DOLPHIN LEVEL 2

MARLIN

Is your child comfortable kicking on their front and back without support?

LEVEL 1

S

YE NO

LEVEL 3

LEVEL 3

S

YES

S

YE

Can your child perform a front and back glide and recover into a vertical position? Can they back float for at least 15 seconds?

NO

Can your child swim crawl stroke for at least 15 yards, back float and tread water for 1 minute each?

NO Can your child swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards

S

YE

Can your child perform alternating and simultaneous leg and arm actions on their front and back with or without support?

BLUE WHALE

BELUGA WHALE

Can your child kick on their front and back without support? Can they swim with a combined stroke?

YES

YES

STRIPED MARLIN

NO

NO

Can your child comfortably place their face in the water for 3 or more seconds? Are they comfortable kicking on their front and back while being supported?

NO

LEVEL 1

O

N

YE

BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN LEVEL 2

Can your child swim 15 yards each of crawl stroke, backstroke, elementary backstroke, butterfly, and sidestroke?

YES

YES

HAMMERHEAD SHARK LEVEL 4

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ORCA LEVEL 6

Q

O

NO

N

Is your child 11 years old or older and interested in participating in a Lifeguard Preparation class with a swim workout?

TIGER SHARK LEVEL 5

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Pickin’ In the Park at Story Mansion Our Community String Jams are coordinated by Shawna Lockhart and Nancy Padilla with help from volunteers. Visit facebook.com/storymansionjam for more information. Acoustic string instruments only.

Event FIDDLE JAM Bring your fiddle or accompaniment stringed instruments and join Nancy Padilla for a traditional fiddle Jam. All levels welcome.

OPEN SWING JAM If you like a faster-paced open swing jam, this night is for you. This is for intermediate or above acoustic stringed-instrument musicians. Feel free to come and listen or swing dance even if you don’t play.

OPEN ACOUSTIC STRING JAM Bring your string instrument and jam with us. All levels of play are welcome.  This is an open bluegrass jam.  String instruments only please.

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Date

Time

Location

First Thursday of every month

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Story Mansion

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Story Mansion

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Story Mansion

October 7-March 3

First Thursday of every month October 7-March 3

Third Thursday of every Month September 16March 17

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Active Aging Programs Call 406-582-2290 FOR MORE INFORMATION and FEES Our fitness classes are taught in a small group setting by certified Senior Fitness Instructor Cheryl Bartholomew of Seniors ‘N Sync, LLC. Classes are held at the Story Mill Community Center, 600 Bridger Dr.

Program FUSION 4 FUNCTION This full-body workout combines stretch and strength, using traditional and modified movements adapted from yoga and Pilates. You may need to bring a stability ball, mat and free weights. HEART AND SOLE Performed to music, this lively seated workout (standing is optional) is comprised of a warm-up, an aerobic component and cool down segments. A variety of fun props (maracas, scarves, balls and more) are incorporated and enhance movement and create a unique and enjoyable experience. BALANCE AND MOBILITY This class uses poles to stretch and strengthen the upper and lower body by incorporating seated, standing and walking exercises that engage the core and whole body to improve posture and walking gait. Fall prevention/functional fitness exercises are introduced that help improve balance and stability. SENIOR FITNESS ASSESSMENTS Clinically proven evaluations to determine current or potential issues related to strength, agility, flexibility, balance and aerobic endurance.

Date

Time

Mondays and Wednesdays Session 1: October 6-27 Session 2: November 1-29 Session 3: December 1-15

11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Session 4: January 3-26 Session 5: February 7-21 Tuesdays and Thursdays Session 1: October 5-28 Session 2: November 2-30 Session 3: December 2-16 Session 4: January 4-27 Session 5: February 8-24 Tuesdays and Thursdays Session 1: October 5-28 Session 2: November 2-30 Session 3: December 2-16 Session 4: January 4-27 Session 5: February 8-24

By appointment only

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1-1:50 p.m. Sessions 1-3 1:15-2 p.m. Sessions 4 & 5

11 a.m.-noon. Sessions 1-3 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Sessions 4 & 5

Between 1 & 3 p.m.

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Adult Programs

Be sure to visit the Pickin’ in the Park section (page 12), Active Aging section (page 13), and Bozeman Beacon Park section (pages 26 & 27) for more opportunities.

Event

PICKLEBALL LESSONS These lessons are intended for those who are new to the game of pickleball. All aspects will be taught from stroke mechanics, rules, strategy and more with opportunities to practice and play games.This is an excellent way to start playing pickleball and meet others with a similar skill level. Equipment will be provided.

Date

Wednesdays September 8 -October 13

Time

6-7 p.m.

Location

Southside Tennis Courts Fifth and College

$100 city of Bozeman residents $145 nonresidents

BADMINTON OPEN PLAY Join our volunteer-led open play sessions at the Story Mill Community Center gym. All ability levels are welcome; equipment is available, or bring your own. $2 city of Bozeman residents $3 nonresidents (Punch cards are available)

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Mondays September 13 -February 28 Fridays September 10 -February 25

7-9 p.m.

9-11 a.m.

Story Mill Community Center 600 Bridger Dr.

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Adult Programs, cont. Event

Date

Time

Location

6-8 p.m.

Story Mill Community Center

FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE Girls of all ages are invited to bring their dads or their favorite male companion for an evening of fun. Light refreshments will be served. Preregistration is required

Friday February 11

$25 per couple / city of Bozeman residents, $5 per additional child.

600 Bridger Dr.

$35 per couple / nonresidents, $7 per additional child.

BOZEMAN LIVABLE COMMUNITIES PRESENTATION

October 7, 12:30-3 p.m. Bozeman City Hall (Commission Room), 121 N. Rouse Ave. FREE + Lunch Included! Call 582-2290 for more information and to register by Monday, October 4 The City of Bozeman is starting a comprehensive plan for active transportation, parks, open space, trails and recreation programs.This presentation will be an opportunity to learn about the plan and offer your input which will help shape the future of Parks, Recreation and Active Transportation in our growing community! We will also discuss the work that Age Friendly Bozeman is doing to help make our community a more livable inclusive one. We will share intergenerational community center designs, offering wellness/fitness opportunities for all ages and abilities. These are the result of a collaborative project between Bozeman Parks and Recreation, Age Friendly Bozeman, and the MSU Community Design Center. See you there as we shape the future of Bozeman together!

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Fun for Families MOOSE ON THE LOOSE We are requesting the help of citizens in the attempt to locate a Parks and Recreation moose on the loose! It’s been spotted enjoying the many trails in Bozeman’s parks and open spaces. This fall (starting in September), the moose will be on the move every Friday, so your weekend adventures may get even more interesting! You can help the search by enjoying Bozeman’s trails, being friendly to others on the trails and taking selfies when you find the moose. Tag us @BozemanParksandRec and give it the hashtag #mooseontheloose to enter our photo contest. Revisit old trails, discover new ones and have some FUN looking for the moose. The search is on! BUMBLEWOOD THICKET (ALL AGES) The fairies are returning to Bozeman this fall and rumor has it that the Fairy Village is going to be extra magical (and extra big) this year. Bumblewood Thicket will only be visible to human eyes from August 28 to September 12. Located amid the winding, wooded paths of the Glen Lake Recreation Area, it will contain 20 different fairy homes and business establishments created by talented Bozeman artists, designers, makers and dreamers. New this year will be an original “walking play” inspired by the Fairy Village, with limited times and tickets available. Visit www.randomactsofsilliness.com for ticket information and more. The Fairy Village is a self-guided experience offered for free in partnership with Gallatin Valley Land Trust and Bozeman Parks and Recreation.

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CITY OF BOZEMAN BLOCK PARTY Join the City of Bozeman’s Neighborhood Program, Parks and Recreation Department and Bozeman Public Library for a block party on Tuesday, September 28 for Good Neighbor Day. The block party will be held at Oak Springs Park (on Yellowstone Avenue and Renova Lane) starting at 4 p.m. Stop by for yard games, BPL’s bookmobile, Bozeman Parks and Recreation’s Rec Mobile, snacks, music and more. A perfect way to get outside and get to know your city-wide neighbors! Everyone welcome. FALL FEASTIVAL Join Gallatin Valley Farm to School, Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department, and other community partners for a FREE day of fall activities to celebrate local agriculture and kick off Farm to School month. Bring the whole family along to Story Mill Community Park, where you can participate in games, learning and other fun activities to celebrate fall harvest time and the bounty of our community. Drop in anytime on October 2 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to join the fun. PUMPKIN STROLL-DROP AND GLOW We invite you to share your Spooktacular creation during our first Community Pumpkin Stroll in Story Mill Park. Carve a pumpkin in the comfort of your own home, drop it off during our office hours on Wednesday, October 27, and we will add a tea light and make it glow. Jack-o’-lanterns will be placed along the grand lawn trail between 6 and 9 p.m. for all to enjoy. Hot cider will be provided. WITCHES NIGHT AT THE STORY MANSION The porch of the historic Story Mansion on 811 S. Willson Ave. will be transformed on Halloween Night and full of witches who will delight and not fright! A perfect stop on trick-or-treating night, Sunday, October 31. Brought to you by the Friends of the Story Mansion. Learn more by visiting www.thefriendsofstory.org. LETTERS FROM SANTA (ALL AGES) November 15 through December 14 we will be helping Santa send his letters. Call 406-582-2290 to request yours during our office hours (see page 3 of this guide) and be prepared to share information about your child to help with the letter. VICTORIAN TEA AT THE STORY MANSION December 5, 12:30 or 3:30 p.m. $25 for adults | $10 for children Here is your chance to truly experience the grandeur of the historic Story Mansion on 811 S. Willson Ave. in Bozeman. Enjoy being served homemade cookies, pastries and savory treats by the grand ladies of Bozeman who will be dressed in period clothing. Break out your vintage attire and frolic back in time with us. Brought to you by the Friends of the Story Mansion. For more information, visit www.thefriendsofstory.org.

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Afterschool Programs The Rec Mobile was created to SAFELY bring supervised recreation opportunities to children in neighborhood parks all across Bozeman and is back. Recreation Leaders will be on hand to lead activities and will provide all of the equipment needed. The goal of this FREE program is easy access to recreation for ALL children, especially those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in our programs without us bringing them to parks within walking distance of their home or school.

Location The Rec Mobile will visit different city parks throughout the year. The schedule and locations will change monthly and are located on our website www.bozeman.net/recreation. This is a no registration required, drop-in program offered to children ages 5-11 years old. What to Bring - Face covering/mask - Closed-toed shoes - A positive attitude and energy to PLAY What We Will Provide - A safe and supportive environment - Robust sanitation and disinfecting protocols for all equipment - Limited group sizes - Activities and space that encourage physical distancing Contact Information To reach our Rec Mobile Recreation Leaders at the park, call or text: 406-595-1391

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YOUTH PICKLEBALL LESSONS – THIRD-EIGHTH GRADE Are you new to pickleball? If so, these lessons are for you. All aspects of the game will be taught from stroke mechanics, rules, strategy and more. There will be plenty of time to hone your skills and play games. This is an excellent opportunity to start playing pickleball and to meet people of similar skill level. Equipment will be provided and fun will be had by all! Location: Southside Tennis Courts, Fifth Avenue and College Street FEE: $100 city of Bozeman residents, $145 nonresidents Wednesdays, September 8-October 13 4-5 p.m. Third-Fifth graders 5-6 p.m. Sixth-Eighth graders INTRO TO ARCHERY – 11-14 YR OLDS Archery is a lifetime sport and we are excited to offer an opportunity to learn the basics in our NEW Archery classes. Led by Jesse Phillips, USA Archery Level 2 instructor, these classes will cover proper archery form, how to shoot, equipment knowledge, safety and etiquette and how to have fun with this sport in a small group setting. All equipment is provided and classes are limited to 12 participants. Location: Story Mill Community Center Gym FEE: $75 city of Bozeman residents, $108 nonresidents Tuesdays, November 9-December 14 Time: 5:30-7 p.m. ICE-SKATING LESSONS We are excited to offer after school outdoor ice skating lessons through a partnership with the Bozeman Figure Skating Club! Lessons will take place on the rink in the Anderson Pavilion in Bogert Park and are offered to all ability levels. Bozeman Figure Skating Club instructors will lead the lessons, which will include a half hour of instruction and an hour of free skating to hone your skills. Helmets and gloves are required. See page 24 of this guide for details.

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Preschool and Little s SPRING SESSIONS School’s OutExplorer Explore! Camps Our camps focus on adventure and fun and keep kids outside, active, learning and creating. Age: K-fifth grade Time: 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Location: Story Mill Community Center FEE (per day): $56 city of Bozeman residents, $81 nonresidents

Date September 27

Camp DESTINATION: OUTDOORS!

October 21

ON THE MOVE: BOARDS, BIKES AND BOULDERS

October 22

OCTOBERFEST

October 28

SPOOKY SPORTS

October 29

SPOOK-TACULAR

November 24

TURKEY WOBBLE

December 20-22

FROSTED FLAKES WINTER CAMP

December 28-30

BEST IN “SNOW”

January 17

CREATIVE BY DESIGN

January 24-25

GAMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

February 21

PRESIDENTS DAY PARTY

March 14-18

OPERATION RECREATION! SPRINK BREAK CAMP

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DESTINATION: OUTDOORS! SEPTEMBER 27 Summer vacation may be over, but there is still some exploring to do in Story Mill Community Park. We will grab our field guides, hit the trails and get to know the sanctuary between two rivers. ON THE MOVE: BOARDS, BIKES AND BOULDERS OCTOBER 21 Put on your sneakers for this camp on wheels (and rocks). We will kick off the morning on bikes with plenty of time for climbing on our boulder in Story Mill Community Park. After lunch, we will be setting up ramps in the Story Mill Community Center gym for skateboards and scooters. Bring your skateboards, bikes, helmets and scooters if you have them. OCTOBERFEST OCTOBER 22 There is a chill in the air and winter will be arriving soon. Before it does, we are having an end of the season fall festival. We will have sack races, hula hoop contests, bean bag tosses, old fashion pieeating contests, healthy corndog snacks, face paint, leaf art,tree rubbings and more. You don’t want to miss this classic Octoberfest in one of Bozeman’s most beloved parks. www.bozeman.net/Recreation • 406-582-2290


SPOOKY SPORTS OCTOBER 28 Boo! We will play a game of Halloweenthemed kickball in the park, play ghost in the graveyard, wrap our friends up like mummies for spooky relay races, play a round of pumpkin golf, go on a Halloweenthemed scavenger hunt and play a variety of other spooky games. SPOOK-TACULAR OCTOBER 29 We are having a Halloween party! Grab your costumes, you will need them in this camp. We will dance to the Monster Mash, play Halloween-themed carnival games, carve pumpkins, create spooky rock art for the trails, snack on healthy treats and more. Spooktacular FUN! TURKEY WOBBLE NOVEMBER 24 Gobble Gobble let’s see you wobble! This camp will keep you active with Thanksgiving-themed games, crafts and dancing. We will play flag football, create a decorative centerpiece for our family’s Thanksgiving table and so much more. Oh, and let’s not forget the fresh turkey sandwiches with all the fixings for lunch and that slice of pie for afternoon snack.

CREATIVE BY DESIGN JANUARY 17 We are all creative by design and this camp will give you the opportunity to express your creative side through different art mediums. We will sketch, paint, build fairy and gnome homes with recycled materials, draw a group mural to put up in our community center and design the ultimate winter playground. Calling all artists and creative thinkers! GAMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD JANUARY 24-25 Ever wonder what games children play in other countries? We will have the opportunity in this camp to learn about other cultures and the sports and games that are popular in the regions of the country where they live. We will compare the games we know well here in Bozeman to the new ones we played. Were the games passed down from previous generations or do they help children learn life skills? There is so much to learn just playing new games. Get your game on for this camp. PRESIDENTS DAY PARTY FEBRUARY 21 On President’s Day will be celebrating why we love the USA, Parks & Recreation style. We will make red, white and blue decorations for our afternoon gala, play the many games that we love here in the USA, go on a President’s Day scavenger hunt, and end the day with our very own President’s Day gala. Don’t forget to wear your favorite red, white and blue party attire for this camp.

FROSTED FLAKES DECEMBER 20-22 Let’s take a close look at a bowl full of frosted flakes—oh, you thought the cereal, right? Nope, we are taking an in-depth look at snow. This is a snow science camp with play and winter exploration. Come prepared OPERATION RECREATION! SPRING BREAK CAMP for outdoor winter activities. MARCH 14-18 BEST IN “SNOW” Staying in Bozeman for Spring Break? Join DECEMBER 28-30 the Parks and Recreation Department for We are practicing avalanche safety skills a week full of adventure in Story Mill Park. (beacon discussion too), building winter From art to cooking, sports, group games, shelters, playing in our winter wonderland outdoor adventures, sledding, a disco and using our landscape to create art party and ending with a Lūʻau. Everything pieces in this camp in the snow. recreation! This week will be full of nonstop action and is one of our most popular camps. Hope to see you there!

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Preschool Programs

STORY MILL SPROUTS (ages 3-5 years) Must be toilet trained to attend without a guardian We are excited to announce that our popular Story Mill Sprouts Preschool program is back. Our “Sprouts,” ages 3-5 years, will have an opportunity to discover, learn and grow in a fun environment that encourages them to be their own unique selves. Sessions are offered monthly from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Story Mill Community Center and will include a sampling of the many popular summer-themed preschool programs that you know and love. Sports, art, science and adventure await your preschooler and we have plenty of room to roam in our community center. LUNCH INCLUDED Location: Story Mill Community Center, 600 Bridger Dr. Fee per session:  $84 city of Bozeman residents $122 nonresidents Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m.

Date October 4-27

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Session HARVEST PARTY

November 1-17

LITTLE EINSTEINS

November 29December 15

YULETIDE YOUNGSTERS

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HAPPY FEET SOCCER We are excited to be partnering with Happy Feet Soccer to bring more opportunities for your preschooler to play soccer this fall. The goal of these soccer programs is for children to learn the game of soccer, have FUN, build social skills and improve self-confidence in a positive and safe environment. For more information about Happy Feet, visit their website www.happyfeetbozeman.com. Location: Story Mill Community Park and Center (indoors in inclement weather) Fee: $125 city of Bozeman residents, $175 nonresidents

2 year olds

SESSION 1 Tuesdays September 7 - October 12

10-10:30 a.m.

2 year olds

SESSION 2 Thursdays September 9 - October 14

11-11:30 a.m.

2 year olds

SESSION 3 Tuesdays November 2 - December 7

10-10:30 a.m.

2 year olds

SESSION 4 Thursdays November 4 - December 16

11-11:30 a.m.

3-5 year olds

SESSION 1 Tuesdays September 7 - October 12

10:45-11:30 a.m.

3-5 year olds

SESSION 2 Thursdays September 9 - October 14

10-10:45 a.m.

3-5 year olds

SESSION 3 Tuesdays November 2 - December 7

10:45-11:30 a.m.

3-5 year olds

SESSION 4 Thursdays November 4 - December 16

10-10:45 a.m.

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Ice-Skating Lessons

We are excited to offer after school outdoor ice-skating lessons through a partnership with the Bozeman Figure Skating Club. Lessons will take place on the outdoor rink in the Anderson Pavilion in Bogert Park and are offered to all ability levels. Bozeman Figure Skating Club instructors will lead the lessons, which will include a half hour of instruction and an hour of free skating to hone your skills. Helmets and gloves are required.

January 11- February 3 Tuesdays and Thursdays

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LOCATION:

Anderson Pavilion in Bogert Park

Session 1

4-4:30 p.m.

FEE:

Session 2

4:30-5 p.m.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Session 3

5-5:30 p.m.

Session 4

5:30-6 p.m.

$100 city of Bozeman residents, $145 nonresidents

We will make every attempt to hold lessons. Lessons will be cancelled if the temperature is 10 degrees F (or below) or if the weather is too warm and the ice is soft. Please note that the season is subject to shortening depending on rink conditions. 

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SKATE WITH SANTA

Join us to meet and skate with the big man himself, Santa Claus! He will have a handful of elves at the rink to help assist on the ice. Families will have an opportunity to skate on the decorated ice rink to holiday music. Children will have the opportunity to give Santa their holiday wish list and take photos with him. Don’t forget your camera! Dress warm, wear your skates and helmets and we will ask the elves to do the rest — they will be serving hot cocoa too! Pre registration is required and space is limited. Dates and times will be announced on our website and on social media in November. Subject to weather and rink conditions. Fee: $5 per child city of Bozeman residents, $8 nonresidents

Public Ice-Skating Rinks Opening dates for the city ice-skating rinks vary according to weather and conditions. Rinks close when the weather is too warm or the ice becomes too soft. For rink conditions, visit Bozeman.net/parks or call 406-582-2905.

City of Bozeman Public Skating Rinks *rinks will open weather permitting

• Southside Park: Fifth Avenue and College Street • Beall Park: Villard Street and Black Avenue

Rink Hours • Monday-Friday: noon-10 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Rink Rules • No smoking or alcohol on the ice or in the warming hut • No dogs • No rough play • No skating on soft ice. Rinks will be closed when ice is soft. • Drop-in informal hockey is allowed on the upper Southside Rink (Fifth Avenue and College Street)

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Bozeman Beacon Park and Awareness Classes The Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center will open the Bozeman Beacon Park in Beall Park, 415 N. Bozeman Ave., in January when snow depth allows. The park will be open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., seven days a week and will be free to the public. The Beacon Park provides a great opportunity for people of all ages to hone their avalanche rescue skills. The park will be equipped with three buried transceivers. Users will be able to turn on one, two or all three and use their personal transceiver and probe to locate the buried ones. 

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Awareness Classes Visit our websites in October for class dates, times and locations for these important FREE opportunities to learn lifesaving skills. www.mtavalanche.com | www.bozeman.net/recreation AVALANCHE AWARENESS + BEACONS The Friends of the Avalanche Center will be hosting a one-hour avalanche awareness talk and one-hour beacon practice at the Bozeman Beacon Park in Beall Park. Topics for this presentation include: avalanche terrain recognition, the effect weather has on avalanche hazard, the development of mountain snowpack, decision-making skills and basic search and rescue procedures. If you have your own transceiver, please bring it.

WOMEN’S SPECIFIC AWARENESS + BEACONS The Friends of the Avalanche Center will be hosting a women’s specific one-hour avalanche awareness talk and one-hour beacon practice at the Bozeman Beacon Park in Beall Park. Topics for this presentation include: avalanche terrain recognition, the effect weather has on avalanche hazard, the development of mountain snowpack, decision-making skills and basic search and rescue procedures. If you have your own transceiver, please bring it.

SIDECOUNTRY AVALANCHE AWARENESS FOR FAMILIES (AND FRIENDS) The Friends of the Avalanche Center will be hosting a one-hour avalanche awareness talk with an emphasis on “Sidecountry Terrain and Snowpack.” Topics for the presentation include: avalanche terrain recognition, the effect weather has on avalanche hazard, the development of mountain snowpack, decision-making skills and basic search and rescue procedures. The talk will emphasize the concept of “sidecountry is backcountry snowpack conditions.”

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Rental Facility Fees

For more information about our facilities, please refer to the back cover of this guide or visit our website,

City Park Pavilions You can now reserve our facilities and pavilions online by going to www.bozeman.net! Groups of 75 people or more will be required to complete a public assembly permit along with their reservation. Alcohol is prohibited in city parks without a pavilion reservation and alcohol permit. Parks with pavilions include:

Park Pavilions Available to Rent NAME

CAPACITY

Anderson Pavilion at Bogert Park

200

Beall Park Pavilion

20

Bozeman Pond Pavilion

100

Creekwood Park Pavilion

20

Glen Lake Rotary Park Pavilion

50

Kirk Park Pavilion North

15

Kirk Park Pavilion South

15

Lindley Park Pavilion

50

Norton Ranch Park Pavilion

20

Oak Springs Park Pavilion

20

Rotary Centennial Pavilion

50

Sandan Park Pavilion

20

Story Mill Park Pavilions - 4 Available

20-50

The Lakes at Valley West East and West Pavilions

20

The Lakes at Valley West East and West Pavilions

20

Valley West Park Pavilion

20

User Groups and Special Events Groups and individuals requesting use of a public park for the purpose of implementing fee or non-fee based programs or events are required to obtain a user group agreement or special event permit through the Parks and Recreation Department main office. To reserve the Bozeman Sports Park, contact: Bozeman Sports Park bozemansportsparks.org 28

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Park Pavilions Reservation Fees: TIER IV

RESERVATION FEE $200 – Bozeman resident HALF DAY

Up to 200-person capacity

$280 - nonresident HALF DAY $320 – Bozeman resident FULL DAY $448 - nonresident FULL DAY

TIER III

RESERVATION FEE $100 – Bozeman resident HALF DAY

Up to 100-person capacity

$140 - nonresident HALF DAY $160 – Bozeman resident FULL DAY $224 - nonresident FULL DAY

TIER II

RESERVATION FEE $50 – Bozeman resident HALF DAY

Up to 50-person capacity

$70 - nonresident HALF DAY $80 – Bozeman resident FULL DAY $112 - nonresident FULL DAY

TIER I

RESERVATION FEE $25 – Bozeman resident HALF DAY

Up to 20-person capacity

$35 - nonresident HALF DAY $40 – Bozeman resident FULL DAY $56 - nonresident FULL DAY

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Recreation Facilities Available to Reserve: NAME

BUILDING CAPACITY

Beall Park Recreation Center, 415 N. Bozeman Ave.

74 people

Lindley Center, 1102 E. Curtiss Ave.

150 people

Story Mansion, 811 S. Willson Ave.

83 people (with tables and chairs) 181 people (chairs only) 230 people (no tables and chairs)

Story Mill Community Center - Gymnasium, 600 Bridger Dr.

140 people (with tables and chairs) 470 people (no tables or chairs)

Recreation Facilities Rental Fees: BEALL PARK RECREATION CENTER

STORY MANSION

Deposit Amount $150

Deposit Amount $400

Friday HALF DAY (5-11 p.m.)

Monday-Thursday HALF DAY (9 a.m.-4 p.m. or 5-11 p.m.)

city of Bozeman resident $130 nonresident $156 Saturday or Sunday HALF DAY (9 a.m.-4 p.m. or 5-11 p.m.) city of Bozeman resident $130 nonresident $156 Saturday or Sunday FULL DAY (9 a.m.-11 p.m.) city of Bozeman resident $260 nonresident $312

city of Bozeman resident $250, nonresident $300 Monday-Thursday FULL DAY (9 a.m.-11 p.m.) city of Bozeman resident $500, nonresident $600 Friday-Sunday HALF DAY (9 a.m.-4 p.m. or 5-11 p.m.) city of Bozeman resident $500, nonresident $600 Friday-Sunday FULL DAY (9 a.m.-11 p.m.) city of Bozeman resident $1,000, nonresident $1,200

LINDLEY CENTER Deposit Amount $150 Monday-Thursday HALF DAY (9 a.m-4 p.m. or 5-11 p.m.) city of Bozeman resident $65 nonresident $78

STORY MILL COMMUNITY CENTER GYM city of Bozeman residents $35 per hour nonresidents $50 per hour Deposit = Rental Fee *three hour minimum required

Monday-Thursday FULL DAY (9 a.m.-11 p.m.) city of Bozeman resident $130 nonresident $156 Friday-Sunday HALF DAY (9 a.m.-4 p.m. or 5-11 p.m.)

Nonprofit rates are 50% off and apply to Beall, Lindley Center and Story Mansion fees

city of Bozeman resident $130 nonresident $156 Friday-Sunday FULL DAY (9 a.m.-11 p.m.) city of Bozeman resident $260 nonresident $312

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Parks and Recreation Facilities AVAIL ABLE TO RENT

BEALL PARK RECREATION CENTER

415 N. BOZEMAN AVE. | BUILDING CAPACITY: 70

The Beall Park Recreation Center is a historic building built in 1927. The center is available to rent Fridays from 5-11 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

LINDLEY CENTER

1102 E. CURTISS AVE. | BUILDING CAPACITY: 150

The Lindley Center is a log cabin that provides a more rustic setting for events. It is available to rent every day of the week from 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

STORY MANSION

811 S. WILLSON AVE. | BUILDING CAPACITY: 83

The historic Story Mansion is located in Story Park in the heart of Bozeman. The mansion is available to rent every day of the week from 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

STORY MILL COMMUNITY CENTER GYMNASIUM 600 BRIDGER DR.

The Story Mill Community Center is home to the Parks and Recreation Department main office and has a gymnasium that is available to rent. Availability varies.

CITY PARK PAVILIONS Reservations can be made up to six months in advance on our website! Groups with 75 people or more will be required to complete a public assembly permit along with their reservation. Alcohol is prohibited in city parks without a pavilion reservation and alcohol permit.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR RENTAL FACILITIES, VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.BOZEMAN.NET/RECREATION OR CALL 406-582-2290 www.bozeman.net/Recreation • 406-582-2290

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BOZEMAN Comprehensive Parks, Recreation, and Active Transportation Plan Heads up! The City of Bozeman is starting a comprehensive plan for our parks, open space, trails, and recreation programs. With your help, this plan will develop recommendations for:

ACTIVE Transportation

TRAILS

Recreational + Aquatic Facilities

PARKLANDS

Get Involved!

Look for this icon on pages 15 and 17 for key events to participate in the plan.

We want to learn more about how you use Bozeman's parks, trails and recreational spaces today. Scan the QR code below to tell your story and share your experience.

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